Professor Kurtz was one of my teachers at SUNY/Buffalo back in the 1980s, and I was fortunate to do an Independent Study with him. He was an amazing teacher who was a crusader for truth and critical inquiry, but he also respected and encouraged each student's point of view. Although the field of philosophy has lost an icon, Professor Kurtz's spirit will live on within the legions of students that he taught and inspired. My heartfelt condolences to his family at this difficult time.
November 25, 2012 | Amherst, NY